Shore EXCURSIONS

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Shore Excursions (6)

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    Highlights Of Mossel Bay

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 2 hrs

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601. ...
    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601. more...

    Discover highlights of beguiling Mossel Bay and explore a museum complex dedicated to the first European to land in South Africa. Enjoy an enlightening drive around Mossel Bay, a beach-blessed city in the shadow of the Outeniqua Mountains that was named by a Dutch explorer in 1601, when he found a huge collection of mussel shells in a nearby cave. As you travel along the town’s charming streets, you’ll learn that South Africa’s first post office was established here centuries ago after sailors began leaving letters in the cleft of a milkwood tree so that other sailors could deliver them on their journeys.


    See that revered, 500-year-old tree, now a National Monument, standing near the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, which is named for a Portuguese navigator who was the first European to set foot in South Africa in his search for a spice route to the Far East. During your time at the complex, perhaps you’ll visit the absorbing Shell Museum or the Maritime Museum, where a replica of Dias’ ship is on exhibit, along with early maps and navigation instruments. Experience the compelling sites and seafaring history of enchanting Mossel Bay on this captivating excursion.


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    • Adult from: £62,62 GBP
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    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 4 hrs

    Explore the African bush on a game drive at a private reserve, where you may spy animals such as elephants, lions and giraffe. ...
    Explore the African bush on a game drive at a private reserve, where you may spy animals such as elephants, lions and giraffe. more...

    Explore the African bush on a game drive at a private reserve, where you may spy animals such as elephants, lions and giraffe. Revel in a leisurely drive inland to the beautiful Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, an area of immense biodiversity, where the variety of plants and ecosystems attract more than 200 species of birds but where the larger creatures, such as elephants, lions and giraffe, are the true attractions.


    Following a welcome drink at the reserve’s visitor center, you’ll board an open 4x4 vehicle and drive deep into the fascinating landscape. Discover that the animals wander freely, so there is no telling what you’ll see over the next two hours, but it’s likely you’ll experience close encounters with a variety of indigenous creatures that may include white rhinos, mountain zebras, blue wildebeest, impalas and lions. Thanks to the ideal viewing conditions offered by your 4x4 vehicle, you might also spot smaller yet still delightful animals such as honey badgers, porcupines and rock hyrax, all adding to the magic of your foray into the South African wilds.


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    • Adult from: £111,88 GBP
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Knysna At Leisure

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 5 hrs

    Follow the breathtaking Garden Route to the town of Knysna, where you are free to explore the waterfront boutiques and galleries at your leisure. ...
    Follow the breathtaking Garden Route to the town of Knysna, where you are free to explore the waterfront boutiques and galleries at your leisure. more...

    Follow the breathtaking Garden Route to the town of Knysna, where you are free to explore the waterfront boutiques and galleries at your leisure. You’ll travel eastward along the magnificent Garden Route, passing ancient forests, golden beaches and craggy peaks covered in a flowering scrub called fynbos. Traverse the stunningly gorgeous scenery of the Wilderness Lakes region and arrive at the charming town of Knysna, tucked between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. You’ll realize forest-rimmed Knysna is a natural paradise whose name is thought to mean “place of wood” in Khoisan, the language of the area’s earliest inhabitants.


    Admire the cosmopolitan town, which has retained much of its original charm, and savor free time at the waterfront, where myriad shops and galleries invite you to browse for high-end crafts and restaurants entice you to try local delicacies. Because of Knysna’s proximity to several estuaries, rivers and the ocean, you’ll discover that seafood is a favorite, especially dishes with oysters. As you meander the inviting waterfront, looking out over the serene tidal lagoon, let the exquisite atmosphere of Knysna seep into your soul.


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    • Adult from: £69,66 GBP
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    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Scenic Mountain Passes

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 4 hrs

    Cut through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, taking in sublimely beautiful semi-desert terrain and fertile valleys, on this vista-filled tour. ...
    Cut through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, taking in sublimely beautiful semi-desert terrain and fertile valleys, on this vista-filled tour. more...

    Cut through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains, taking in sublimely beautiful semi-desert terrain and fertile valleys, on this vista-filled tour. Settle in for a relaxing drive east along the magnificent Garden Route, passing ancient forests, golden beaches and craggy peaks covered in a flowering scrub called fynbos. Upon reaching the town of George, established in the early 1800s as a timbering outpost, you’ll turn inland into the Outeniqua Mountains and notice the terrain quickly change from rugged coastal to an arid, desert-like landscape known as Karoo.


    Cross the Outeniqua Pass along a highway that was painstakingly blasted out of nearly impenetrable bedrock and wind along marvelous, sweeping curves that offer panoramic views in all directions. You’ll learn the history of the pass, which was named after the indigenous people that once lived here, then arrive in the town of Oudtshoorn, set in an oasis-like location within a fertile valley. Behold the town’s elaborate architecture, which reflects the opulence engendered by the ostrich-feather boom of 1860-1914, when Oudsthoorn supplied exotic feathers to adorn the clothing of ladies throughout Europe. You’ll enjoy a brief stop for refreshments before making your way back to Mossel Bay through glorious Robinson Pass.


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    • Adult from: £69,66 GBP
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    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Discover Oudtshoorn & Its Ostrich Heritage

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 5 hrs

    Enjoy a scenic mountain drive to an ostrich farm on this entertaining tour. ...
    Enjoy a scenic mountain drive to an ostrich farm on this entertaining tour. more...

    Enjoy a scenic mountain drive to an ostrich farm on this entertaining tour. Journey along the magnificent Garden Route, passing ancient forests, golden beaches and craggy peaks covered in a flowering scrub called fynbos. As you turn inland into the Outeniqua Mountains, you’ll notice the terrain quickly changes from rugged coastal to an arid, desert-like landscape known as Karoo. Cross the Outeniqua Pass along a highway that was painstakingly blasted out of nearly impenetrable bedrock and wind along marvelous, sweeping curves that offer panoramic views in all directions.


    Discover Oudtshoorn, set in an oasis-like location in a fertile valley, and behold the town’s ornate architecture, which reflects the opulence engendered by the ostrich-feather boom of 1860-1914, when Oudsthoorn supplied exotic feathers to adorn the clothing of ladies throughout Europe. Visit a working farm to learn how these giant birds are bred and reared, perhaps even seeing ostriches hatching in the incubator rooms. Stand on an ostrich egg, which is so hard that it won’t break, and even sit astride one of the statuesque birds, if you choose. As a joyous and unique way to conclude your wonderful excursion, watch jockeys demonstrate their riding prowess in a rousing ostrich derby.

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    • Adult from: £69,66 GBP
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    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Garden Route Game Lodge Safari

    Mossel Bay, South Africa

    Duration 5 hrs

    Look for some of Africa’s most iconic animals on a game drive through a natural reserve teeming with wildlife. ...
    Look for some of Africa’s most iconic animals on a game drive through a natural reserve teeming with wildlife. more...

    Look for some of Africa’s most iconic animals on a game drive through a natural reserve teeming with wildlife.


    Upon reaching the Garden Route Game Lodge, you will drive into the bush in an open-air 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big Five—elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceroses and Cape buffaloes. A game ranger will serve as your guide and point out the various species, as they roam freely in their natural habitat, a gorgeous setting backed by the majestic Langeberg mountain range. The ranger will periodically stop the vehicle so you can observe the animals up close.


    While there is no telling what you will see, you may catch sight of lions lying in the shade of a tree, elephants strolling to a water hole and zebras grazing in the grassland. Giraffes often come right up to the vehicles out of curiosity. Lesser-known animals are also abundant, including antelopes such as kudu and bontebok.


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    • Adult from: £140,02 GBP
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    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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*Prices vary by ship and sail date. See Terms & Conditions

NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.